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Joe Louis Arena - 7:30 PM EST - Detroit, MI
No TV Broadcast
Radio: 610 WIP
This is the open game thread.
Behind Enemy Lines: Winging It In Motown
- How will Ray Emery perform? He's facing off against another NHL team for the first time in two years. Does he look up to the challenge?
- As we mentioned earlier today, tonight is an important game for James van Riemsdyk. A solid performance could go a long way toward his chances of making the Flyers roster. He'll be on the Flyers top line with Claude Giroux and Danny Briere, going head-to-head with Detroit's top line of Johan Franzen, Pavel Datsyuk, and Tomas Holmstrom.
- Chris Pronger will suit up for the Flyers for the first time. He'll be paired with Matt Carle.
- An interesting bottom defensive pairing will see impressive youngsters Joonas Lehtivuori and Oskars Bartulis playing together. How do they handle the NHL pressure?
- Mark Bell and Blair Betts, both in camp on a professional try out basis, will state their cases in game action tonight.
James van Riemsdyk - Claude Giroux - Danny Briere
Scott Hartnell - Jeff Carter - Mike Pyorala
Andreas Nodl - Jared Ross - Krys Kolanos
Ian Laperriere - Blair Betts - Mark Bell
Matt Carle - Chris Pronger
Randy Jones - Ryan Parent
Oskars Bartulis - Joonas Lehtivouri
Red Wings lineup:
Johan Franzen - Pavel Datsyuk - Tomas Holmstrom
Kris Draper - Justin Abdelkader - Patrick Eaves
Mattias Ritola - Kris Newbury - Jan Mursak
Johan Ryno - Cory Emmerton - Jeremy Williams
Nicklas Lidstrom - Jakub Kindl
Derek Meech - Brian Rafalski
Jonathan Ericsson - Andy Delmore
As mentioned, there will be no television coverage of the game tonight, but you can listen on 610 WIP online at the Flyers website. Talk it up here during the game in the first game thread of the new season.